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French Macarons- what's the appeal?

They're expensive, small and have very little taste.

by Anonymousreply 1803/06/2013

No appeal

by Anonymousreply 103/06/2013

They are pretty pastel colors.

Actually, they do have taste, but good macrons are often very subtile tastes such as rosewater, lavender, or green tea. In other words, part of their appeal is that they are NOT FUCK'N CHOCOLATE.

by Anonymousreply 203/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 303/06/2013

They are pretty and subtle and small and expensive.

by Anonymousreply 403/06/2013

The texture drives me up a wall.

by Anonymousreply 503/06/2013

I hate marzipan

by Anonymousreply 603/06/2013

You are confused, R6. We speak of macarons, not macaroons.

by Anonymousreply 703/06/2013

Ugh. That close-up pic makes them look even nastier.

by Anonymousreply 803/06/2013

Macarons are all style and almost no substance. They sure are pretty.

by Anonymousreply 903/06/2013

Various things become fads in NYC (and elsewhere).

Often the fads make little sense.

Macaroons are the latest fad in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 1003/06/2013

Non! Macarons, pas macaroons.

by Anonymousreply 1103/06/2013

Les viola

by Anonymousreply 1203/06/2013

R10, macarons have been popular in NYC ever since Facon opened their first store in the 1990s. The are hardly the latest fad.

by Anonymousreply 1303/06/2013

No, R13, there have been articles in the NY Times and elsewhere about how macarons have become the latest fad in NYC coming after the cupcake fade in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 1403/06/2013

Link please r14. Macarons got very popular in NYC at least 5 years ago, after the cupcake fad started to fade. They are pretty and low fat.

by Anonymousreply 1503/06/2013

R14, are you posting from Bono, AK? I live in NYC. Macarons were new, different, and exciting in the late 1990s. Now they are nice, but not exceptional. Unless by fad, you mean that they are available at every shop that sells pastries. That isn't an indication that they have become a fad, that is an indication that they have become mainstream.

by Anonymousreply 1603/06/2013

R15, why would you demand a link when you agree with the poster?

by Anonymousreply 1703/06/2013

Sorry! I meant "I hate meringue."

by Anonymousreply 1803/06/2013
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